Rio Grande City
According to a press release from the Rio Grande City I.S.D., Rio Grande City High School Future Farmers of America program (FFA) had three students who worked tirelessly to receive their Lone Star FFA Degrees at the 85th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 8 – 12. The Lone Star FFA Degree is the highest degree bestowed by the Texas FFA.
The Lone Star FFA Degree recognizes FFA members who have received the Chapter degree, been active FFA members for at least two years, completed at least four semesters of agricultural science at or above the ninth grade level, maintain a supervised agriculture experience (SAE) program, demonstrate their leadership skills and show a commitment to the FFA through involvement at the chapter level and above.
The 85th annual Texas FFA State Convention recorded more than 11,000 members and guests. Members of the agricultural youth leadership organization spent the week attending leadership workshops, participating in events and activities, being recognized for their achievements and serving as the legislative body for the Texas FFA Association.
The Texas FFA has evolved from an organization focusing primarily on production agriculture, to a broader-based encompassing organization that addresses the needs and interests of students in urban and suburban schools in addition to lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 95,000 members and 1,000 local FFA chapters. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and national competitions.
From left to right Billy R. Melton, Hilary R. Garcia, Elijah H. Lopez and Mrs. Randy L. Martin.